During the hullabaloo of E3, id Software and Electronic Arts announced a sequel to their popular first-person RPG cell phone title, Orcs & Elves. Cleverly dubbed Orcs & Elves II, the sequel returns to mobile phones where it will undoubtedly be met by gamers clamoring for something, anything, decent to play on their phones. With some serious accolades for the original Orcs & Elves and DOOM RPG, id's latest will surely be welcomed.

But what about those of us that prefer to play our games on, you know, game consoles? They've also announced the release of the original Orcs & Elves for Nintendo's money-printing DS handheld. "Orcs & Elves was a perfect fit for the DS. We were able to take excellent advantage of the 3D hardware and unique user input capabilities, and expand the game to include a lot of wonderful features that we just couldn't fit on the cell phones," said id's John Carmack when he wasn't building rockets. Both are scheduled for release this holiday season.

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